Premier League - New Year's Day team news

Team news, match facts and manager quotes for the Premier League games on New Year's Day and January 2.

Premier League - Swansea not interested in selling Michu

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West Bromwich Albion v Fulham - 12:45

Defenders Jonas Olsson (groin), Steven Reid (ankle) and Goran Popov (hamstring) and midfielders Youssouf Mulumbu and Claudio Yacob (both hamstring) are doubtful for the Baggies.

Manchester City v Stoke City - 15:00

Samir Nasri is suspended after City decided against appealing his sending-off at Norwich. Striker Mario Balotelli (virus) is not yet ready to return.

Swansea City v Aston Villa - 15:00

Swansea striker Michu will undergo a late fitness test on his ankle problem to determine his availability. Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph will return after suspension.

Tottenham Hotspur v Reading - 15:00

Gareth Bale's latest controversial booking for diving has earned him a suspension. Reading boss Brian McDermott could stick with the same starting line-up for the third game running.

West Ham United v Norwich City - 15:00

West Ham will be without suspended captain Kevin Nolan. Norwich midfielder Bradley Johnson will serve a one-match ban after collecting a fifth yellow card.

Wigan Athletic v Manchester United - 15:00

Full-back Rafael is expected to return from a four-match absence with a hamstring injury. Phil Jones could also be available as manager Sir Alex Ferguson once again prepares to rotate his squad.

Southampton v Arsenal - 17:30

Arsenal centre-back Per Mertesacker could be available after illness. Tomas Rosicky was left on the bench for Saturday's 7-3 win over Newcastle, so may also come back into contention.


Chelsea v Queens Park Rangers - 19:45

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is expected to miss the visit of QPR after injuring himself in Sunday's win at Everton.

Liverpool v Sunderland - 19:45

Jose Enrique misses out due to a hamstring problem while Liverpool await news of Brad Jones's availability after illness.

Newcastle United v Everton 20:00

A depleted Newcastle side are expected to play Demba Ba despite his talks with Chelsea. Everton have lost midfielder Darron Gibson for a month.

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